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Olive 'Kalamata'

Olea europaea 'Kalamata'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

10m

Min

5m

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

Olive 'Kalamata' Overview

Olives are hardy evergreen trees with narrow grey-green leaves. White flowers produce small round to oval black fruit with a single pip. Kalamata olives are slightly elongated with a pointed 'tail' and is generally cultivated as a table olive. Harvest them green or later when black. Uses: Culinary

Common problems with Olive 'Kalamata'

The trees are intolerant of cold and are susceptible to Verticillium wilt but are resistant to olive knot and to the olive fruit fly.

    How to harvest Olive 'Kalamata'

    Kalamata olives are picked when green or fully ripe and black. They should be handled with care as they bruise easily.

    How to propagate Olive 'Kalamata'

    Cuttings

    Seed

    Special features of Olive 'Kalamata'

    Drought resistant

    Hedge plant

    Other uses of Olive 'Kalamata'

    Culinary

    Medicinal

    Edible

    Fruits